Records On Newport Past:
Newport Residents In Usk Gaol 1871 - 1876
A searchable database, with photographs of most of the prisoners and details of their offences and punishments.
Baptisms at the Great Central Hall 1908 - 1932
A searchable database, with images of the actual pages.
Record book of convicts arriving in Van Diemen's Land
on board the MANDARIN 30th June 1840
A searchable database of the 212 prisoners, including John Frost. You can find out a great deal about the 212 convicts (including John Frost) who arrived on this ship via these web pages. We have a searchable database with many details about the prisoners, including: age, where born, previous occupation, where tried, offence and sentence. Also you are able to view the original pages from the record book which documented each prisoner's time until the end of sentence, being pardoned or death. And, the icing on the cake, for the prisoners tried at the Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court) we have links to the trial records!
Newport (St Woolos) 1845 Tithe Map and Apportionment
The whole tithe map can be zoomed for close examination and every detail in the apportionment is available in a searchable database. The map also includes the centre of Newport.
Newport (Christchurch) 1840 Tithe Map and Apportionment
We have 7 of the 9 sections of this large area east of the river. So many fields where there are now houses... what a surprise to see the railway marked in (maybe added later?)...
Kelly's Newport Directory 1848
Over 2 700 searchable entries - "General list of names of the GENTRY, MERCHANTS, PROFESSORS and TRADESMEN of Newport"
Butcher's Street Directory of Newport, 1876
Explore the town street by street or search for people, properties, occupations etc. Around 4 000 entries. Newport was very different then... just three properties on Caerleon Road!
Butcher's Commercial Directory of Newport, 1876
Search over 1500 business entries
Johns' Street Directory of Newport, 1897
Explore the town street by street or search for people, properties, occupations etc. Over 10 000 entries.
Johns' Street Directory of Newport, 1914
Explore the town street by street or search for people, properties, occupations etc. Over 16 000 entries.
Johns' Street Directory of Newport, 1938
Explore the town street by street or search for people, properties, occupations etc. Just under 30 000 entries!
Search our databases of inns/hotels/pubs/beer houses.
Links To External Websites:
Caerleon Records (Caerleon Net)
Baptisms, Marriages, burials, searchable censuses, street directories, tithe map and more...